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Table 1 Summary of SEP variables used in latent class analysis

From: Using latent class analysis to develop a model of the relationship between socioeconomic position and ethnicity: cross-sectional analyses from a multi-ethnic birth cohort study

Variable description Category level in analysis
Woman’s employment status Currently employed, previously employed, never employed,
Baby’s father’s employment status Non- manual, manual, self-employed, student, unemployed, don’t know
Mother’s education <5 GCSE equivalent, 5 GCSE equivalent, A-level equivalent, higher than A-level, other, don’t know, foreign unknown
Baby’s father’s education <5 GCSE equivalent, 5 GCSE equivalent, A-level equivalent, higher than A-level, other, don’t know, foreign unknown
Subjective poverty No, yes
Being in receipt of means tested benefits No, yes
Up to date with bills Yes, no, don’t know
Housing tenure Owns outright, mortgage, lives rent free, private landlord, social housing, other, don’t know
Able to afford a holiday from home for at least one week once a year Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford family and friends for a drink or meal at least once a month Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford two pairs of all weather shoes Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford enough money to keep home in decent state of decoration Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford household contents insurance Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford money to make regular savings of £10 a month Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford money to replace any worn out furniture Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford money to replace or repair major electrical goods Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford a small amount of money to spend on yourself each week Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
Able to afford a hobby or leisure activity Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford
In winter are you able to keep home warm enough Have or don’t want or need, can’t afford